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"Theo," the senior Clayton had said, "It Is high time you were settled down In Ufe. You've dallied about In near ly es'ery country on the face of the globe, you've met nil classes of wom en, and you've failed to bring home a wife. Now, 1 want our Arm to con tinue under the same family name long after both you and 1 have gone to meet our Illustrious ancestors on the other side. I would have, been eminently satisfied with uuy choice of a wife I feel sure you would make, but you have failed to make this choice after every opportunity In the world and I believe you never will do It unulded. "I have in mind a young woman whom I shall expect you to marry. Her name is Jean Weston. I have seen her; she is attractive; about your age, and eminently suited to you as a life companion. I have two reasons be? sides all this why I want you to marry her. She is the niece of a young wom an whom 1 was about to marry when she died, and she has an ample store of health and the world's goods. Xow " "But, father," put In the astonished Theo, "how do you know she will have nieV How do you " : "How, do I know! How do I know!" sputtered Clayton senior. "I've arranged all that. Her father would lie pleased with .the match he kuows you and his daughter has your photograph, over which, from re ports, she seems to be enraptured; be sides, do you want me to think a Clay ton would doubt his ability to win any bride he had set his heart upon? Yon- "But, father," again Interposed the astonished mid perplexed son. " 'But me no huts,' young man. You've had your Uing and a good one, too. Now do not doubt my ability to choose for you, who, evidently, can not choose for yourself. You'll find Miss Weston stopping at the Holly wood House, up in Suudwlch, New Hampshire. Run along, now; pack up your best suits and your golf clubs and start. Send me reports of your progress." "This, then, explnins young Clay ton's peculiar state of mlud as he ap proached the -Cento- Harbor . stage, in which he was to complete the jour y to the bride-to-be of bis father's choice. "l"yew want tew go this trip you'll hnf ter set up on them air mull bags," "aid the driver of the aneieut vehicle to Theo; so he clambered up and perched himself like a watch dog over Uncle Sam's mall . sacks, where he proceeded to enjoy a cigar. " The nasal jargon of the stage driver below attracted his uttentlon, howev er, and he was soon deeply interested in learning that an elderly-lad could be accommodated with a seVt upo an empty egg crate placed between the two top seats of the stage coach if her daughter would not ' object to "settln" up.thar with that feller on to' mail sucks." Theo waa pleased to see the young lady accept this only alternative and ascend gracefully over the rear wheel to a position beside hlra upon the mall sacks. She brushed a few willful locks of her hair back from her forehead, with an any gesture, and as Theo 'made a move as if to throw away bis not half consumed cigar she exclaimed: ' "Oh, don't stop smoking on my ac count, please; possessiop gives you this attractive place by nine points of the 'nw, 1 believe, and, besides, 1 adore the odor of a good cigar!! "Thank you." said he, and soon he commenced to marvel upou the strange ness of his errand, which was uatur a"y occupying about all his thoughts 1,1 that time. He had implicit faltli ln his father's judgment pud never nal he considered for, a moment the 't'a of disobeying him since he left h's 'Icons, hence no such thought oc curred to him at this time. "Ah! Ooooo!!!" Theo avyoke to his surroundings In "nie to see the young lady benlde him '''PPlng, mail sack and all, towards ( ne conch wheel below. ' j Gnispiug her tlruily with oue hand ENGINEER TELEPHONES FROM HIS CAB BY MEANS OF A NEY DEVICE. .-'Hp ft2-G$Mty The Illinois Central Kail road . is conducting experi ments with a telephone device installed in the cnb of a loco motive and attachable to the telegraph wires at any point on the line of the railroad, rl Experiments made reccntlvli showed that the wires could be used for telephonic and telegraphic purposes at the same time without any inter ruption to the Morse code. Experiments already conducted on the New York Central aver a shorter distant than on the Illinois Central gave results which were satisfactory. The usual telephone receiver and transmitter ore placed in the cab of an engine. When it is desired to communicate with the nearest station the traia is stopped and a rod containing wires attached to the cab is hooked on one of the telegraph wires. The separation of the telephonic and telegraphic currents is accomplished by means of individualizing condensers, which ground the telephone current through the engine. and the mail sack with the other be quickly brought both back to a place of safety. "Y'ou were evidently moved with the contents of those letters," he remarked cheerfully. "I was absent ln a day dream or I would have prevented your fright. If I am to guard against young ladles taking away whole sacks of Uncle Sam's mall I must keep a better watch." His companion was blushing furious ly and with downcast eyes she mur mured a word of thanks. Then Theo saw that he had not removed his arm from her waist It was his turn to become embarrassed as be took his arm away. "I think." he hesitated. "I think It time we Introduced ourselves," and he handed her his curd. She was gazing down over the side of the coach upon the huge wheel that but for him might have crushed her, and she became pale. "You and your novel toboggan would have slid over the wheel, not under It" be said, divining her thoughts as he hold towards her his card. Flushing once more, she gravely read the name, and as gravely haud ed him her own from out her pocket book. Then it was his turn to do the light ning change act with his features, for he read: Miss Weston. "I beg your pardon," he stammered, ''but If your first name Is Jean 1 think I know you; that is, I know of you," and he looked at her expectantly. "Why, yes, that is my name," she answered, with a puzzled air, "but I must add, Mr. Claytou, that I never saw or heard of you before, to my knowledge." "She's a cool one," said Theo to him self; "doesn't Intend to admit in any manner that the whole affair is cut aud dried. Well, I must say the old man Is a 'corker' for sure. His judgment is all O. K. 1 won't let on. If she wants to pretend that this never-heard-of-you-before business I'll help her out." "I may be mistaken," he replied aloud, "but I merely thought I heard of a Miss Jeuu Weston. However, I am well satisfied, now that I know a Miss Jean Weston. Do you make the entire trip on this stage?" he asked, by way of changing the subject. "No, I am only going to the Lower Comer, as the place is called. We ore to stay at the Laurelwood House; It will be our next stop," replied Miss Weston.. "Why, that is where I am going," Theo blandly assured her. "The splendid golf links attached to the house attracted me." Miss Weston murmured something confusedly, for she knew that part of the country well, and was aware that the only golf links in the county were attached to the Hollywood House grounds, ten uilles from the Laurel wood House. A few days later Theo's father re ceived a letter from his son, which contained the following.:, "Have met Miss Jean Weston, and am charmed with her. She is stop ping at the Laurelwood House, ten miles from the Hollywood, where yu satd I would And her." A fortnight later. Clayton. Sr., re ceived another letter from his son. In which he waa assured the affair waa proceeding in a most satisfactory manner. This was wholly true, for Theo and Miss Weston were the best of friends, with every prospect of becoming more than friends In a short time. One day they were making a trip awheel and stopped at the Hollywood House for dinner. "Oh, look. Mr. Clayton, cried Miss Weston, "here Is my namesake!" and Theo was speechless and nearly breath less as he gazed upon the Hollywood register at the name: Miss Weston. 'I must see her." cried Theo's com panion, which was but echoing his own sentiments. The waiter told them when she came Into the dining room. "Miss Westou is highly cultured. It Is almost aggressively stamped upon her whole being. Kuir to look upon, but evidently unlovable. So this is the wife -pater" picked out for me," wus Theo's summary. Stuck up and no better looking or attractive thau 1!" This was Mise Weston's sunuunry of her namesake, while she said aloud: "Beautiful,' 1 she not" " 'Not as beautiful as thou,' " prompt ly quoted Theo. That night "his Miss Westou" as he called her, accepted him, while Miss Westou No. 2, who had his photo graph, yet did not recognize him that day with bis summer beard, was wait ing at the Hollywood and wondering where her ready-made wooer could be, and why he did not show up, as per previously arranged plan. This note Theo sent to his father: "I have been accepted by Miss Jean Weston, and the marriage is to take place at her home the coming Thanks giving. This is obeying you to the let ter, and if not satisfactory let me know at once." His reply was: "Good boy I knew you could do It. Am both satisfied and pleased. You may tell Miss Weston my present to her will be a check with five figures upon It. Y'ou have my warmest ccn sent and the knowledge that a Clay ton never goes back on his word." And be never did go back on his word, although when he learned what Theo meant by "obeying him to the letter" there was at first a stormy scene, then the old man smiled sheep ishly and gave his son a warm hand clasp. Indianapolis Sun. OCEAN'S REPUTATION GOING. Increase in Ships on the Pacific Fol lowed by Increase in Disasters. The Pacific Ocean Is fast losing the reputation implied in the name given to It by Magellan, and which it owes to the placid appearance of its surface when he first saw it The change is one of the Inevitable results of the growth of commerce. Prior to the dis covery of gold ln California compara tively few vessels stilled over Its wa ters. There were, therefore, few cas ualties to report. In late years, how ever, commerce bus extended ln all directions. The ocean is filling with ships, and the disasters of the sea are multiplying proportionately. Along the California const the ocean is placid enough to retain Its reputa tion as pacific. Storms are rare. It Is not often that Its waters are lashed Into fury like those of the Atlantic in these latitudes. But along the Oregon, Wash ington, British Columbian and Alaskan coasts there Is little If any difference between the conditions prevailing In the Pacific from those existing In the Atlantic ocean. Mariners now dread Cape Flattery, at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, almost If not quite as much as they do Cape Hat teras, on the eastern coast Wrecks are lining the northwestern coast of the continent as they do the northeastern shores of it. As the Pacific ocean is gradually fill ing with the white-winged and steam propelled agents of commerce the ratio of shipwrecks Is correspondingly ris ing. Perhaps there have been more wrecks on the Pacific coast than should have been experienced if the same pre cautions against disaster had been adopted in the navigation of Pacific waters as are taken In the Atlantic ocean. The Pacific has undoubtedly been made the graveyard of many steam and sail vessels which were transferred to It from the Atlantic ocean because they were not consid ered safe to keep in commission In the latter, under the mistaken belief that milder weather and smoother water were to be found here. Others have been lost through the vicious practice of overloading, the risk being taken on account of the same error of opinion regarding the placidity of these waters. Ship-owners are, however, fast learn ing, says the San Francisco Chronicle, that rotten bulks and overloaded craft are not any more Immune from disas ter here than they are anywhere else. The growth of commerce and the in creasing perils of navigation resulting from It demand the abandonment of both. Modern Postal System. The comparatively modern origin of the present postal system, not uly In Great Britain, but all over the world, is shown by the fact that King Ed word Is the first British monarch whose accession has made the Issue of fresh ly designed postage stamps necessary. What Ice Will Support. Ice one and one-half Inches thick will support a man; eighteen Inches thick a railway train. If a mother will not see any wrong in her son, the law may hare to. CZAR'S PRIVATE LIFE. TAKES GREAT PLEASURE IN HOME SURROUNDINGS. Ruaala'a Ruler Seem, to Take with Greater Zest to Ilia Position aa a Husband and Father than to That aa a Great Potentate. Anyone who has had the privilege of staying at a pulace belonging to tiie reigning house of Russia Immediately recognizes Its mighty uiaguirkeiue. aud soon experiences Its hearty hos pitality, and yet. if his stay has been even only of brief duration, neither of these features will impress him more than will his Imperial host s home life. It might almost seem that the Czar does not really care to be a potentate; his tastes are much more acauemlc than monarchic, and he appears to avoid all kinds of public display. On one occasion, while returning from the family annual holiday at Copenhagen, conversation turned upon a difference that had, just at that time, sprung up between the Danish king and his par liament "Well!" exclaimed the then Czare wltch, "a king's bed Is not always one of roses; that Is plainly to be seen. There are many more pleasurable occu pations than ruling refractory subjects, and so far as 1 am concerned 1 have no great desire to be either emperor or Czar." The Czar's sociability extends to his servants, and be Imitates the late Queen Victoria in having colored at tendants. One of these, James Her cules, halls from the West Indies, and is very anxious that uo one should for getnot even his Imperial master aud mistress that "he is a British sub ject." The faithful black fellow Is a great favorite with the Czar's children, who frequently commandeer "Jimmy," as they call him, for participation In their nursery sports. The Czar Is always considerate to his servants. "Y'ou are not looking well to-day," he will say; "It pains me to see you like that You had better take a rest" And forthwith the at tend is excused from duty. One cannot remain long In the palzce without noticing the English atmos phere that pervades It; and Christmas Is not allowed to go by without Indul gence in those essentially English dishes rost beef, plum pudding, and mince pies which are specially pre pared by an English member of the household. The Czarina Is expert with both brush and pencil; this latter accom plishment, backed by a taste for carica ture, Is often used for the purpose of ' amusing ber friends, who. In addition, at times receive from her deftly palut , ed cards as silent reminder that she has ', not forgotten them. Although no boy has. hitherto, blessed their hearth, four girls have been born to their Imperial majesties Olga, the eldest; Tntlunu, Maria, and the more recently arrived baby, whose sex was 6uch a disappointment to the Russian ' nation. The enre of these children de volves Ukhi Miss Edgar, an Irish lady, and two Russian undernurses. I In their play-room the mighty ruler of all the Itusslas is frequently to be j found gambolling with his young daughters; while he never allows a night to pass, when he is at borne, with out making his why to kiss them before seeking his own room. Pearson's Mag azine. MULE WAS A GAME ANIMAL. Traveled a Hundred Mile a Day for Five Day to Save a Fortune. ! Judge J. E. Gulnotte will be asked to appoint a guardian for Lynn Hays, oue of the most picturesque of the few re maining "old-timers" of Kansas City. Mr. Hays is very old and has grown childish, so that bis heirs think this step necessary for the protection of his j estate. "The name of Lynn Hays will recall to many an old resident the famous ride of one of the Hays boys on the i Santa Fe trail in 1857. It was a ride ; upou which depends $(J4,000 a race with a stage coach from Bent's Ford, ln Colorado, to Kansas City. This dls 1 tance of more than 500 miles was eov ' ered muleback In five days by one of the Hays boys there Is some differ ence of opinion as to whether It was Lynn or his brother "Up" and the $04, 000 was saved. The rider, covered with dust and foam, and almost spent with loss of sleep and fatigue,, tumbled from I tbte exhausted mule In front of the bank, made bis way to the cashier's j window, and secured the money a few ! minutes before the' bank closed. An 1 hour later tbe stage arrived with the letter informing the bank that Russell, Majors & Waddell." upon whom the drafts were drawn, had failed. The story, as It still lingers In tbe memory of John C. Gage, ta as follows: In 1857 John Campbell was In charge of the freighter's train on the Santa Fe trail. He bad a large force under him and be and they were employed by Russell, Majors and Waddell, who at that time, the railroads not yet hav ing reached the west did all the freighting for the army. It was at Bent's ford, on the north side of tbe Arkansas river, not far from Las Animas, Campbell had just received these drafts and the stage, which had alreudy gone out, carried a letter notifying tbe bank that this great firm bad gone to the wall. If the stage could only be beateu Into Kan sas City tbe $04,000 would be saved. But how beat It? Every fifteen miles tbe stage met a fresh relay of horses and pushed forward, nlgbt aud day, at a swinging trot. "Up," said Campbell to Hays, "Old Sam he-e Is a splendid saddle mule. He was never known to tire. Can yon take him and make that trip?" It meant H0 miles a day through a wild, sparsely settled country, with long stretches of the trail in which neither food nor drink was to be had. A moment Hays hesitated, but only a moment. "I'll ride him. John." he said. Thru began the race that was after ward to be talked nlmut all over the country. For the lat three days of t!:e ritlo Hays was u.raid to t-top to snatch an hour's sleep unless someone was by to wake him. When be felt that be could not endure It anv longer and was already fulling asleep In the saddle he overtook some campers and got them to watch him while he slept and wake him In an hour. He got In here in the afternoon Just before the bank closed aud the stage arrived that night. "It was a very remarkable animal,'' said Mr. Gage, "probably the most re ninrknble animal for long-distance travel ln the world. When 1 came to Kansas City t'.i 1S58 I had heard of that wonderful ride aud went to see the mule within a week after my arrival. He was an ordinary-looking sorrel ani mala very active, nimble mule for many years. 1 have no Idea how ong after that he lived, but he must have reached a very ripe old age. "Campbell used to tell me that he had old Sam for fourteen years prior to 1800 and that there hadn't been n year of that time that he didn't ride him across the plains." Judge Gulnotte remembers the mule distinctly. "There's hardly an old set tler that doesn't remember old Sam," he said. "Old Sam died only about eight or nine years ago, I think, but for many years he was pensioned off and out of active service." Kausas City Star. FIND JASPER MINES IN WALES. Rich Deposits of the Rare Stone Have Lately Been Diavoveretl. A new source of wealth has recently been brought to light in the mountain ous regions of Wales mines of Jasper of almost fabulous richness. Although the name of Jasper is almost a house hold word, through Its frequent use in Kietry and the Bible, It Is so rarely seen nowadays as to attract attention when exhibited. It occurs In an ex tensive range of colors red, yellow, brown or even green. In ancient times green was the most common form; uow the red shades predominate. In some parts of the West notably at East Sioux Falls, S. D., a variety of pink quurtzlte occurs which Is sold to the trade as Jasper. The supply of Jasper still comes from Egypt aud India, as It did In Biblical times. Its occurrence is so rare that Jasper is used in such small articles of value as seals, small vases, snuff boxes, etc. Announcement Is made, however, of the discovery of a deposit of Jasper of surprising extent in North Wales, near the little fishing village of Pwlhell. The amount of Jasper at this point ap pears to be Inexhaustible, and where as It was formerly regarded as a Beml precious stone It can now be hewn oul in fifty-ton blocks. Tbe color of th stone lu this deposit Is said to be very fine, the prevailing hue being a cherry red with variegated pieces. The speci mens already cut und polished show a fine grain, take a high finish and are not affected by acids. Pillars and bltjcks of Jasper suitable for church ail bank adornment may soon be available, as a determined effort is be ing made to develop the property. lu Winter Bleep An Italian nuturallst kept a dormouse ln bis study, where he could watch its actions when the time of its winter sleep came. On the 24th of December, when the thermometer was about 40 degrees-thut Is, 8 degrees above freez ing point the dormouse curled himself up among a heap of papers and went to sleep. On the 27th of Dec-ember, when the thermometer was several degrees lower, Mr. Mauglll ascertained that the animal breathed and suspended his res piration at regular Intervals; that Is, after four minutes of perfect repose, during which he appeared as If dead, he breathed about tweuty-four times In the space of a minute. When the thermometer fell nearly to the freezing point, the Intervals of whut appeared suspended animation were six minutes. As the thermome ter became higher that Is, as the w eather wus less cold the Intervals of repose were reduced to three minutes. As the winter grew Intensely cold, the times of perfect repose, during which uo breathing could be perceived, be came tuuen longer. Within ten days of the time of Its falling asleep the dormouse awoke and ate a little, food being provided on the shelf near him. He then went to sleep again, and continued to sleep and wake at about these Intervals throughout the winter. As spring approached bis sleep became lighter, until the warm days caused1 blin to shake off his drowsiness altogether. Safely Sailed a Million Mile. One of tbe largest Balling vessels In the world is the California clipper Roa noke, which sails out of New York har bor. Her captain Is J. A. Amesbury. one of tbe oldest merchant skippers sailing the sea, but still bale and hearty and good for many years more. For nearly forty years be has been a cap tain, sailing under the American flag. Since first going to sea he bus sailed ln American vessels "1,000.000 miles of sen, four times the span from earth to moon," the record. It will be reineni liered, of Kipling's "dour Scotch eng n eer," MeAndrews. And he never once has been wrecked! When you present a letter of Intro duction to a man, be sure his name is spelled correctly. If it Isn't he may take advantage of the fact to disown it HE WOKE UP A SLEEPY TOWN. How a Commercial Traveler Had Faai with the Ituld-lleaded Men. "One of the most not-iMe feature of t certain little Western town I used) to cover was its extraordinary number of bald -bended men," said the commer cial traveler, who would rather lose an order than fall In perpetrating a prac tical Joke. "Preacher and people, rich and poor, all had heads like billiard balls. It was a dull town, so one night when a vaudeville troupe was billed for the place I regarded It aa a golden opportunity to have some fun. I had met the company In my travels a fly-by-night show, with a ballet that waa i choice assortment of animated ca davers. "I went to the opera house and) bought up the front row, twenty seats circling round the stage, which I stamped 'Not Transferable.' Then t picked out tweuty of the baldest men In that bald headed community and spent the day circulating those Inter esting bits of pasteboard. I had a reg ular lingo, like this: " 'Going to the show to-night? " '1 dun know.' " 'Well, you'd better go. It's a good thing. Here's a complimentary ticket I'd like to give you If you will surely go, for yni se-) It's not transferable.' "Of course, every victim was wild to get something for nothing, so I nail ed my men hard aud fast. The town had the usual quota of small boys, and Just before the play began I filled the gallery with them. Everything went beautifully. My twenty baldbeads sat In an unbroken circle around the stage; the gallery was Jammed with young sters who thoroughly understood their part of the drama. "Then I took my seat where they could all see me. After the usual pre amble by the orchestra the ballet put In an appcannce and swung Into line a scrawny crowd of superannuated dancers. The leader stood with up lifted baton, and the ballet was wait ing for the signal. At this moment I raised my hand, and from the gallery came the bellowing chorus: " 'Baldbeads to the front!' "In an instant tho audience of slow witted people 'caught on.' us they saw that circle of baldbeads around the stage. The. orchestra hud a hard time trying to keep track of the tune; the ballet tied themselves Into hard khota, aud the gallery gods sent out a deafen ing tempest of howls and cat calls. "Each one of the buldhcuds looked at his fellow and grew red aud wrathy. Then they laughed as only bald-headed men can laugn, and I knew thero waa uo necessity for me to sneak out of town. Again the house went wild, aud the orchestra nearly smashed their In strument before the pandemonium ceased. It broke up tho everlasting calm of that town. Tho story spread to every surrounding haiulet; business boomed, orders were doubled, aud ev ery time I went there the boys 'set 'em up.' I was awfully popular, but never again could I Induce uuy oue to accept a complimentary ticket to a show." GNOMES AND DWARFS. Talea of Folk-Lore May Have Ileen Founded on PyKniiea of Africa. It Is Just possible that this typo of pygmy negro which survives to-day In the recesses of Inner Africa may even have overspread Europe lu remote times. If It did, then the conclusion la Irreslstlthle that It gave rise to most of the myths and beliefs connected with gnomes, kobolds and fairies. The demeanor and actions of the lit tle Kongo dwarfs at the present day remind one over and over uguln of the traits attributed to the brownies aud goblins of our fairy stories. Their re markable lower of becoming Invisible by adroit hiding In herbage und behind rocks, their probuble hubits lu sterile or open countries of making their homes In holes and caverns, their uils chlevousiiess and prankish good na ture, all seem to suggest that It waa some race like this, which Inspired most of the stories of Teuton aud Celt re garding a dwarfish people of quasi supernatural attributes. The dwarfs of the Kongo forest caa be good or bud neighbors to the big black people, according to the treat ment they receive. If their selfish depredations on the buiiaua groves or their occasional thefts of tobacco or maize are condoned, or even If they are conciliated by small gifts of kucq food left exposed where It can be easi ly taken, they will lu return leave be hind them in their ulghtly vlsltutlona gifts of meat und products of the chase, such as skins or Ivory. I have been Informed by some of tbe forest negroes, says Sir Harry H. Johnston lu McC'l lire's, that tbe dwarf will occasionally steal their children and put in their places pygmy babies of ape-like appearance-changelings. In fact bringing up the children they have stolen In the dwarf tribe. Tbesa collections of pygmies, which one can scarcely call tribes, certainly exhibit from time to time Individuals of ordi nary stature and with feu tu res not strongly resembling those of the pyg my type. Bo He Did. Mr. Sllmsou Willie, your shirt la dripping. Willie Yes'm. Some boy tempted me to go lu swimming, and I ran away from them so hard thut 1 got Into an awful perspiration. When a woman goes awuy on a visit and her baggage urrires at the house, he always says to ber hostess: "Goud iicbs, you would think by the amount of baggage I brought. I intended stay lug forever." The respectable way to commit sui cide la to ha fe a "dangerous operation" performed.